HD 4630

HD 4630

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Functional magnetic resonance imaging is a relatively new method of observing relationships between in-vivo neural activity and behavior. This method is a truly interdisciplinary feat combining engineering, physics, and biology, but is at times reduced in popular media as "pretty brain pictures." In this course, students will learn the promises and limitations of fMRI methods and becomes educated consumers and skeptics of both popular and scientific literature. In addition, students will have hands on experience in analyzing fMRI data from preprocessing to higher-level techniques using univariate and multivariate analyses. The final project will include submitting a fMRI study proposal complete with a literature review and analysis plan.

When Offered Spring (not offered every year).

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: basic statistics and basic biological basis of behavior course. Recommended prerequisite: basic Unix or Python scripting.

Distribution Category (PBS-HE, SBA-HE)
Course Attribute (CU-UGR)

  • Learn how to process, analyze, and interpret fMRI data.
  • Learn basic scripting to facilitate fMRI data analysis.
  • Learn how to consume and evaluate popular and empirical scientific literature in human neuroscience.
  • Develop written and verbal communication skills in the service of productive scientific dialogue through class discussion, written assignments, and presentations.
  • Learn how to review the literature and design and propose an fMRI study complete with analysis plan.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HD 6635

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18393 HD 4630   SEM 101